Sponsored by the CIC Materials Chemistry Division

The Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry is presented to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who has made an outstanding contribution to materials chemistry while working in Canada.

View the Terms of Reference and list of Past Winners

The 2020 winner of the Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry is:

Curtis P. Berlinguette
The University of British Columbia

Dr. Berlinguette is a CIFAR Fellow and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical & Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Berlinguette leads a multi-disciplinary program developing ways to use flexible automation and machine learning to accelerate the discovery and deployment of clean energy technologies. His program also studies the fundamental science of electron transfer during catalysis all the way through to the design and scale-up of CO2 utilization technologies. His program also likes to work on high risk, high impact clean energy projects like cold fusion.

Past Winners


Tomislav Friščić

McGill University
Society: CSC

Xueliang (Andy) Sun

Western University
Society: CSC

Jonathan Veinot

University of Alberta
Society: CSC

Mark MacLachlan

University of British Columbia
Society: CSC

Dmitrii F. Perepichka

McGill University
Society: CSC

Federico Rosei

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)
Society: CSC

Alex Adronov

McMaster University
Society: CSC